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  1. If Jack and Coulibaly make it I am confident we can progress. It is strange to have so much confidence in a Rangers defence again although the only worry is whoever comes in at left back. If it is Halliday, and I suspect it will be, then having Jack and Coulibaly will give him that extra protection.
  2. Exactly mate, we cannot go through another summer of ten new signings and releasing or loaning out those that couldn’t cut it.
  3. Although it is very early doors, tonight will be a test for Gerrard and the players. We have won the first leg away from home 1-0, taking that back to an expectant Ibrox. Can the players cope with the expectation? How will they manage the game - go for the first goal or try and keep it tight? If the crowd gets a bit nervy, how do they react? As I said very early in his reign but tonight may give us an indication as to the mentality of this team.
  4. I haven’t compared Gerrard to Walter. I am comparing him to McCoist, McCall, Warburton, Caixinha and Murty.
  5. It isn’t fair for Gerrard to be compared to Walter and that’s not what I am doing, it is simply a question of whether or not he will be the best we have had since Walter left. As you and others say, well it isn’t actually going to take much to be the best since 2011. But you’re right in that he will need finance and that so much was wasted under Pedro.
  6. Apologies if there was some misunderstanding, he really doesn’t have much to improve on over the last 7 years. Very early days, and as was said in the article he’s only 1 game away from a crisis. He needs to be given time but you don’t get that at this club.
  7. https://www.theballroll.com/home/the-gerrard-reign-early-signs A look at the Gerrard reign at this very early stage. Some promising signs but still a long way to go.
  8. Alnwick Tav Cardoso Alves John Dorrans Jack Candeias Pena Windass Morelos I’ll be very surprised if this isn’t the starting line up on Sunday.
  9. He is not going to be the player that will play a killer through ball to Morelos or dazzle us with incredible skill, but he is starting to show us the intelligent runs he makes and spaces he gets into in the box. Twice on Friday he drifted perfectly off his marker to score goals. He will be a nightmare for defences to pick up given where he starts his runs. On the ball he does look rusty, but as long as he keeps banging them in I'm not complaining.
  10. It's difficult to predict which starting XI Warburton will go with for this game. One thing is for sure and that's that the midfield of Halliday, Barton and Rossiter does not work. You have to go with 2 at most from those 3. I think Warburton will stick with Rossiter and Barton so that means Halliday drops to the bench. Given the impact that he had from the bench on Saturday I'd say that Krancjar will get the nod ahead of Halliday. The defence picks itself at the moment with no more centre halves being linked and Senderos still training but not signed. The front 3 is harder to pick; I'm not sure if Garner will start, I'd be inclined to think that Warburton will give him the last half an hour. I think McKay and Forrester will start on the wings with Garner coming on for Miller (or vice versa depending on who starts). Team lineup - Foderingham Tavernier Kiernan Wilson Wallace Rossiter Barton Kranjcar Forrester Miller McKay
  11. I watched the majority of Celtic's 5-0 win against Motherwell the other week and McGhee's side, as expected, lay down to them. He changed his formation to a 5-4-1 with Johnson supporting McDonald when they rarely attacked. McGhee sacrificed one of his biggest attacking threats in Lionel Ainsworth and this allowed Celtic to dominate possession cause Motherwell countless problems. I'll be surprised if he sets his team up like this against us tomorrow. He will revert to the 4-3-3 and look to hit us on the break with their pace down the wings. When we faced them in July they tried to expose Tavernier and had their finishing been better they would have scored one or two goals. Now that Barton and Rossiter look like guaranteed starters for us just now I would imagine that they'll cover both full backs when they are causing Well's defence problems going forward. With the Lescott deal off and the Garner deal not due to be complete in time for the game I would imagine we will start with the same XI that beat Dundee 2-1. The only issues I have with this is the balance in midfield. Andy Halliday didn't have his greatest game and was subbed after an hour, but he doesn't offer us the drive that a Holt or Windass offers (with both unfortunately injured at the moment). So I expect Halliday to start with Kranjcar coming on after an hour again. But what I would like to see Warburton do would be to put Forrester into that position and start either Dodoo or MoH on the right. We are all still waiting on MoH to show us some of the form he had at St Johnstone but his final ball just hasn't been up to scratch so far. He's better suited in a counter attacking team with his pace rather than a team with a possession based philosophy such as ours. Prediction - Rangers 2-1 Motherwell, Miller double.
  12. Allegri had some decent performances against Barcelona when he was at Milan and that Milan team were not as good as this current Juve team. The final should be a close game but I think Neymar, Suarez and Messi will see Barca over the line.
  13. I think Mohsni for McCulloch will be the only change. If Miller was RKO'd last night he might have to sit this one out as well.
  14. If McCulloch is fit it will be the same starting line up as last Friday. Hopefully we can start taking more of our chances.
  15. After the last couple of performances the team should see big changes, but I would be surprised if we see wholesale changes, it's just not McDowall's style. Ian Black should be nowhere near the team and I think he will be the only change from the defeat at Raith (depending on Streete's fitness). I would like to see Murdoch play but if Bigirimana is fit then he will come in for Black.
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